A verse tragedy by J. C. Gottsched, published in It is compounded out of two foreign tragedies, Joseph Addison’s Cato () and the Caton d’Utique. Der sterbende Cato. Ein Trauer-Spiel in Versan. Aufgeführt in Wien Image from object titled ‘Der sterbende Cato. Ein Trauer-Spiel in Versan. Johann Christoph Gottsched: Der sterbende Cato. Ein Trauerspiel Entstanden: Erstdruck: Leipzig (Teubners Buchladen), Uraufführung Januar .

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This page was last edited on 23 Septemberat In his efforts toward the reformation of the German drama, Gottsched was aided by his wife, Luisea prolific writer and translator, and had the cooperation of the theatrical manager Johann Neuber ccato his wife, Caroline.

Gottsched wrote the texts of two secular cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach: New International Encyclopedia 1st ed. Directing his criticism at first chiefly against the bombast and absurd affectations of the Second Silesian School, he proceeded to lay down strict laws for the composition of poetry. But by his later years, his name had become a by-word for foolish pedantry.


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He died in Leipzig at the age of She died in His first wife, Luise Kulmus was also a prominent author. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Inhe fell out with Caroline Neuber regarding practical stage matters, and even placed himself in opposition to his wife. He wrote several plays, of which Der sterbende Catoan adaptation of Joseph Addison ‘s tragedy and a French play on the same sterbenre, was long popular on the stage.

Der sterbende Cato

In Leipzig, he enjoyed the protection of J. LeipzigElectorate of Saxony.

For about ccato years, he exercised an almost undisputed literary dictatorship in Germany. He insisted on the observance of the dramatic unities. He refused to recognize the work of Klopstock and Lessing. Retrieved from ” https: They succeeded indeed in bringing about a considerable change in the condition of the Sherbende stage by substituting for the prevailing operatic performances translations of French dramas and original plays, and by banishing from it forever the coarse buffooneries of Hanswurst Jack Pudding.


Der sterbende Cato – Oxford Reference

After a three-year mourning period, in in Camburg SaaleGottsched married his year-old second wife, Ernestine Susanne Katharina Neunes — Under the influence of Stsrbende and contemporary Italian critics, they demanded that the poetic imagination should not be hampered by artificial rules.

Johann Christoph Gottsched 2 February — 12 December was a German philosopher, author, and critic. Eventually, Gottsched went too far in his criticism. As examples, they pointed to English poets, especially Milton.

Of this society, Gottsched was elected “Senior” inand in the next year reorganized it under the title of the Deutsche Gesellschaft. InGottsched was appointed an extraordinary professor of poetry, and, inordinary professor of logic and metaphysics at the University of Leipzig.

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